Guide to the Self-Study Steering Committee Records, 1965-1998
Collection includes Duke University's self-study reports submitted to the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools in 1965, 1976, 1988 and 1998, as well as surrounding correspondence and schedules.
- Record Group
- Self-Study Steering Committee records
- Duke University. Self-Study Steering Committee
- 4 Linear Feet, 4000 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
Contains self-reports from various schools, departments, libraries and facilities at Duke, published in 1965, 1976, 1988 and 1998, and submitted to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Steering Committee. Also includes correspondence and schedules relating to campus visits made by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools visiting committees.
The Library cataloged reports under several different call numbers.
Access to the Collection
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.
For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.
Use & Permissions
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Self-Study Steering Committee Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
A committee is convened once a decade to carry out a self-study of the University for its re-accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (S.A.C.S). The committee has been appointed by the President and the Provost. S.A.C.S. was the name used for the reports until 1976. Beginning in 1988, the name "Self-Study Steering Committee" was used.
Under the leadership of John Carlisle Kilgo, Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) became one of the founding members of S.A.C.S., at that time called the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the Southern States.
- Balancing the Roles of the Research University: A Self-Study Presented by Duke University to the Commission on Colleges, S.A.C.S. (University Archives. Duke University.)
- Turning a Chapter: A Self Study of the Perkins Library System. (University Archives. Duke University.)
- Duke University Self Study: Crossing Boundaries, Interdisciplinary Planning for the Nineties. (University Archives. Duke University.)
- Continuing Self-Evaluation: Developing the Process: A Report for the Commission on Colleges of the S.A.C.S. (University Archives. Duke University.)
- Report of Self-Study: The Divinity School. (University Archives. Duke University.)
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The Self-Study Steering Committee Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1973-1999.
Processed by Jessica Wood, September 2006
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, November 2007
Accessions A73-149, A80-211, A80-105, A97-90, A99-8, A99-48 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.